Telescopes needn't be exclusively nighttime creatures. By virtue of its altazimuth mount, this one works well for both daytime terrestrial viewing and nighttime astronomical use. The Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope offers intuitive up-down, left-right motion to make maneuvering the telescope easy. Whether for panning a scenic landscape or surveying the Milky Way for star clusters, this telescope provides a pleasant experience.
Orion Observer 60mm Refractor Telescope
The Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope is well suited to beginners of any age. It is lightweight and compact so it's easy to carry to your observing location, be it out on the lawn or an hour's drive into the hills.
Its glossy optical tube is made of seamless aluminum and outfitted with a smooth-action rack-and-pinion focuser on one end and a dew cap/glare shield on the other. Housed inside is a multi-coated, achromatic glass objective lens that's 60mm in diameter, with a focal length of 700mm (f/11.7). You'll enjoy outstanding looks at the Moon's cratered surface, Jupiter's cloud bands and moons, the majestic Orion Nebula, and the mind-boggling Andromeda Galaxy, to name just a few of the treasures you can see.
Orion specially engineered the altazimuth mount to provide much greater stability than the standard "off the shelf" altazimuth mounts. It has an altitude micro-motion control to allow very fine aiming adjustments. The tube and mount are supported on a sturdy aluminum tripod that adjusts to a comfortable height. It looks so good, you'll want to keep your Observer 60mm on display when you're not using it.
The Observer 60mm telescope comes with everything you need to start observing right away. Standard accessories include a 5x crosshair finder telescope, mirror star diagonal, 10mm (70x) and 25mm (28x) Explorer II telescope eyepieces, and a tripod accessory tray. It's a telescope that will keep any observer entranced for years. Get in on the fun, get an Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope today! One-year limited warranty.
Orion Product Number: 9854
- Additional Information
SKU OR-11042 Manufacturer Orion Telescope Series Orion Observer Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - Manual Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 2.4" Telescope Focal Length 700mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/11.7 Highest Useful Magnification 120x Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.6 Optical Coatings Coated Tube Color or Finish Orion Teal Pearl OTA Mount Type Dobsonian Cradle Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer Length of Optical Tube 27" Optical Tube Weight 1.8 lbs. Mount Weight 3.9 lbs. Total Telescope Weight 5.8 lbs. Objects in Database N/A Alignment Procedure N/A Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm Kellner, 10mm Kellner Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal Dew Shield Included? Yes Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power Counterweights Included N/A Finder Included Red Dot Finder
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Good beginning scope
I was able to see the moon pretty well. Planets were a bit fainter to see but still a fun beginning scope for future astronomers.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
- Included Items
- Optical tube assembly
- 25mm Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- 10mm Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- 90-deg mirror star diagonal
- Tripod legs
- Altazimuth yoke mount
- EZ Finder II finder scope
- Finder scope bracket
- Tripod accessory tray
- Dust cap
- Altitude micro-motion control rod and thumbwheel
- Tripod attachment screws
- Wing nuts
- Accessory tray attachment wing screws
- Leg lock knobs
- Yoke knobs
- Starry Night special edition software
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